21 days in Louisiana & Mississippi Itinerary

21 days in Louisiana & Mississippi Itinerary

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21 days in Louisiana & Mississippi Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Bossier City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Tunica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Starkville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Paphos

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, and then admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at USS Kidd, then walk around Riverfront Plaza, then explore and take pictures at Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field, and finally explore and take pictures at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge tour itinerary maker .

Paphos, Cyprus to Baton Rouge is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Paphos to Baton Rouge due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 15th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, then make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, then admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, and finally head outdoors with Lamson Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Lafayette takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Lafayette sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Bossier City.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadian Memorial, Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

1
night
Bossier City

Bossier City ©
Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, catch the contagious excitement of Harrah's Louisiana Downs, and then try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bossier City tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Lafayette to Bossier City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bossier City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Harrah's Louisiana Downs ©
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Room Escape Games

1
night
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Blues and Legends Hall of Fame, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then try your luck at Gold Strike Casino.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tunica route builder tool .

You can fly from Bossier City to Tunica in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bossier City in July, expect Tunica to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Tunica

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

2
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then make a trip to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tupelo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tunica to Tupelo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Tupelo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Starkville.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

1
night
Starkville

Starkville ©
Starkville is a city in and the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): play a few rounds at Old Waverly, then get engrossed in the history at Cobb Museum of Archaeology, then get engrossed in the history at Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, and finally make a trip to Mississippi State University.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Starkville trip app .

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Starkville takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Starkville

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

Old Waverly
Highlights from your plan
Old Waverly ©
Old Waverly
Mississippi State University ©
Mississippi State University

2
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Original First Baptist Church, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lucky Town Brewing Co.. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial, cruise along Vicksburg Campaign Trail, then take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Texas Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vicksburg day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Starkville to Vicksburg takes 3 hours. In July in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Jackson
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Texas Monument ©
Texas Monument

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion, contemplate the long history of Longwood, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Natchez National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Choctaw Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Natchez trip maker tool .

Getting from Vicksburg to Natchez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

6
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans planner .

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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